I have started scanning all my old catalogs so I do not have to use the original as much. It should help save the original from more wear. So for those who do not get to see the old catalogs , Ill try and post them here as I do them. They are time consuming to do, so they will not be very often This is the best resolution I can get and still fit the forum. Hold down your Ctrl key and hit the + or - symbol to zoom or reduce the pages. Have fun and be safe, Donnie Brown ...
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Great pics and a great service Donnie, thankyou!
I wish someone in the family back in the T times would have used some of those Champion primer cup spark plugs at $1.10 each! I have been using 4 of them for years but the price was not $1.10!!! Thank's for the look to the past! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I love these old ads. Thanks, for posting them.
A couple of weeks ago. I picked up a Rex running board tire pump at an auction. It was nice to see it right there on page 6, advertised as their best. I wish I could've bought it for $4.10, but I'm sure that in adjusted dollars, I actually got it cheap. If anybody has the correct hose with inline gauge, I'd be happy to pay the $0.40 that it's worth.
Surprising how things have changed. We normally get 60.000 miles out of a tire today. Back then 6000 miles was good.
Makes me wonder ho many miles we can get from the same tires made today for thirty times the price.
crap everything i own is in that catalog i think i will just scrap everything and order new,ha,ha.if it is not in there it is in my 1920 hardware catalog it is about 20 lbs. charley
Thanks for going to the trouble to post these pictures. I really enjoyed looking through these to see what was available and the prices back then. Joe
Thanks for posting the scans! It is always fun to see some of the items that are listed -- such as those red inner tubes etc.
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I have several of the old catalogs in my collection. The Western Auto catalogs are fairly common, but the Sears and Montgomery Wards auto parts catalogs do not show up as often. I am currently scanning a 1922 Montgomery Ward catalog, so maybe Ill have it posted before long. The catalog I would love to find is an early OTASCO catalog from (Oklahoma Tire and Supply). They seem to be non existent. OTASCO started business in 1918 so they are a Model T parts supplier, but I have never seen a T era catalog. Anyone have one . ???? have fun and be safe, and have a nice Thanksgiving ...
Well, there was a use for old catalogs back then - in the outhouse, so it's very rare to see them saved. Thanks for showing yours, Donnie
YES thanks for sharing it BEFORE it went to the outhouse!
Donnie...THANKS for sharing these! Wow. That had to take a lot of time. This post will be bookmarked so later on I can download the images into my files for future fun!
Thank you Donnie!
Thanks for putting in the work to scan and post all those pages. Excellent reference material on what was available back then.
I really enjoyed seeing those.
Here is a link to a catalog I did awhile back. It is about Model T era camping supplies.
Beautiful! Thank you.
That is a wonderful ad showing the red sidewall tire! I have seen a few original tires like that, but haven't seen many in many years. I wish more people had saved originals just so people could see an example. I sometimes tell people about them, and sometimes they don't believe me!
Years ago, a friend of mine (who's shop I have sadly not been to for almost six years now ) had a red sidewall as well as a green sidewall and a red tread tires all displayed on his shop wall. It does not show up well in black and white photography, but the late '10s and very early '20s must have been colorful on the streets with all those tire options!